Another high profile royal wedding another opportunity to bet online and make some bucks. Prince William, second in line to the British throne, elder son of heir to the throne, Prince Charles and the late Diana, Princess of Wales, will marry Kate Middleton, daughter of Michael and Carole Middleton, and their royal wedding at Westminster Abbey is scheduled for April 29, 2011 at 6 am ET. The royal wedding can be watched live at http://edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2011/royal.wedding/live/
The couple met while studying at St Andrews University in Scotland. Prince William proposed in October 2010 in Kenya, with his mother’s diamond and sapphire engagement ring. Prince William told the world it was his way of making sure his mother (Diana) didn’t miss out on the excitement. The prince was particularly close to his mother, who died in a Paris car crash in 1997, and both he and his brother Harry know how much his wedding would have meant to her.
This royal wedding will definitely bring back the old memory and influence of the late Princess Diana. William is reported to have taken his fiancee to visit Diana’s tomb at her ancestral home, Althorp House, in central England, in the run-up to the big day. Apparently William and Kate will ride to Buckingham Palace in the open-topped 1902 State Landau carriage that carried Prince Charles and Diana after their wedding in 1981.
So strong was Diana’s influence that William has personally ensure his late mother’s friends were invited such as Elton John, a friend of Diana’s who sang “Candle in the Wind” at her memorial service, soccer star David Beckham and Madonna’s former husband Guy Ritchie. Representatives of charities closely associated with both William and his mother such as homeless project Centrepoint was also invited.
William has stressed in a television interview that no one is “trying to fill my mother’s shoes,” and royal aides will be keen to ensure lessons have been learned from her tragic demise. And paparazzi photographers and by large tabloid media seems to have exercise greater restraint on the young William-Kate. Nevertheless, the betting odds on the royal wedding has just got started. Here’s the bet:
- 55% chance it will rain during ceremony.
- 53% that Kate Middleton will say the word “obey” in her vows.
- 38% Elton John will perform.
- 7% chance couple will be divorced by 10th anniversary
Color of Wedding Dress?
- Ivory: 1 to 1
- White: 3 to 1
- Champagne: 4 to 1
- Cream: 6 to 1
- Red: 100 to 1
Color of Queen Elizabeth II’s hat:
- Yellow: 2 to 1
- Blue: 4 to 1
- Pink: 5 to 1
- Purple: 6 to 1
- Cream: 7 to 1
- White: 9 to 1
- Black: 40 to 1
How long will the first kiss of the royal couple be?
- 3 seconds or less: $130 wins $100
- Over 3 seconds, 6 or less: $100 wins $110
- Over 6 seconds, 10 or less: $100 wins $500
- Over 10 seconds, less than 1 minute: $100 wins $2,500
- Over 1 minute: $100 wins $25,000
Will Kate’s father be seen crying: 10 to 1 against
Will Kate be more than 30 minutes late: 12 to 1 against
Will the ring be dropped during the ceremony: 25 to 1 against
Will Middleton’s first pregnancy result in twins: 40 to 1 against
Will there be a successful wedding crasher? 50 to 1 against
Will any guest object to the marriage when offered the chance? 100 to 1 against
Will Prince William be jilted at the altar: 150 to 1 against
Will Prince Charles, William’s father be seen crying: 15 to 1 against
Will Kate wears white color bikini during their honeymoon? 2 to 1 against
But what does the feng-shui masters have to say about the William-Kate’s marriage? Some are optimistic but there’re some who remain cautious. One Hong-Kong fortune teller said the royal wedding would likely end in divorce, the same fate as William’s parents Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Apparently the 28-year-old Prince Charles would likely get divorced or worst a serious accident when he reaches the age of 39.
Prince Wiliam also has too much “peach blossom” luck hence he will easily develop feelings for another women, unless of course Kate could turn a blind eye on William’s extramarital affair. However another feng-shui master claims all is not lost because Kate is six months older than William and this helps because William needs an older wife to weather the possible extramarital affairs out there. So, anyone wanna bet on how long their marriage will last?
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